Written in corresponding chapters by a Japanese and an American playwright, this world premiere combines two established artists of the same generation in a deep creative conversation across cultures.
This adventurous tale was written sequentially, like a Japanese renga poem. In the process of writing the play, each artist drafted a ten minute section in response to the other's contribution. Over three years, they built a sequence of chapters. Each section was translated into the opposite language so that the other playwright could respond. Its plot follows a supposed murderer who reinvents himself, and is reinvented by circumstance, in a series of adventures in the Suicide Forest of Japan.